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Sun, 07 May


Better Read Than Dead

Meet-and-Greet and Writing Workshop with Will Kostakis

Join beloved YA author Will Kostakis for a meet-and-greet, a reading from his brand-new novel We Could Be Something, and a mini-writing workshop. All budding writers and Kostakis superfans welcome!

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Meet-and-Greet and Writing Workshop with Will Kostakis
Meet-and-Greet and Writing Workshop with Will Kostakis

Time & Location

07 May 2023, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Better Read Than Dead, 265 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia


About The Event

Part coming out story.

Part falling-in-love story.

Part falling-apart story.

Harvey's dads are splitting up. It's been on the cards for a while, but it's still sudden. Woken-by-his-father-to-catch-a-red-eye sudden. Now he's restarting his life in a new city, living above a cade with the extended Greek family he barely knows. 

Sotiris is a rising star. At seventeen, he's already achieved his dream of publishing a novel. When his career falters, a cute, wise-cracking bookseller named Jem upends his world.

Harvey and Sotiris's stories converge on the same street in Darlinghurst, in this beautifully heartfelt novel about how our dreams shape us, and what they cost us.

Will Kostakis is an award-winning author for young adults. His first novel, Loathing Lola, was published when he was just nineteen. It sold a whopping ten copies including the seven he bought himself. After a brief break to dabble in celebrity journalism and reconstruct his shattered dream, he returned with The First Third, which sold more than ten copies (possibly fifteen). It won the 2014 Gold Inky Award and was shortlisted for the CBCA and the Prime Minister's Literary Awards, among others. The Sidekicks was his third novel for young adults, and his US debut. It won the IBBY Australia Ena Noel Award.  Now he’s been at writing for fifteen years, but his mum insists it’s just a phase. We Could Be Something is his sixth novel. It’s a humorous yet heart-rending look at family, fame and falling in love.


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